Ryoko and Hiro

Leeds Castle

Photographed by Louisa Dettmer Wedding Photography

 Leeds Castle, located in Kent, England, is an enchanting and historic venue that offers a truly unforgettable wedding experience. Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the English countryside, this magnificent castle dates back to the 12th century and is steeped in rich history and charm. Its breathtaking architecture and idyllic surroundings make it the perfect backdrop for couples seeking a fairytale-like wedding. With its picturesque setting amidst beautiful gardens and surrounded by a moat, it exudes romance and elegance. The castle boasts several stunning spaces to host both ceremonies and receptions, allowing couples to tailor their big day according to their vision. The Castle Rooms and Henry VIII Banqueting Hall provide regal backdrops for exchanging vows or dining with loved ones, while the Fairfax Hall offers a contemporary and versatile space for larger celebrations. Additionally, couples can opt for outdoor ceremonies in the Maiden’s Tower Pavilion or on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the castle itself. To ensure flawless execution of every detail, Leeds Castle provides a dedicated wedding team who are experienced in curating personalized weddings. From catering to decor arrangements and accommodation options within the castle grounds, Leeds Castle guarantees an impeccable celebration filled with magical memories that will be cherished forever.

Louisa Dettmer Wedding Photography Ryoko and Hiro, Leeds Castle

Ryoko and Hiro were married at the beautiful Leeds Castle back at the beginning of May.  They had just settled in their new home after moving from aboard for work and so had done an absolutely wonderful job of organising their spectacular vow renewal from the other side of the world.

Our first meeting was at the Castle on the morning of the big day and both Ryoko and Hiro made us feel so welcome.

Ryokos’ dress and veil were seriously stunning and she looked beautiful on the arm of her father as he led her down the sweeping stairs of the castle.

The couple lead their guests, many of whom had made long journeys to be a part of their big day, out to mingle in front of the castle.  Thankfully, although very windy, the morning’s rain had disappeared and we hopped onto the golf buggy with Ryoko and Hiro for a whiz around the grounds to capture some beautiful shots of them together.

The wedding breakfast was held in the imposing Banqueting Room in the Castle and served by the fantastic catering staff of Leeds Castle.  The room had been decorated beautifully by the in house florists for the castle who also made Ryokos’ lovely bouquet.

The couple’s first dance was a compilation including Michael Jackson and Gangnam style, which set the tone for a wonderful evening full of fun.

Congratulations on a fabulous renewal day Ryoko and Hiro – Thank you for choosing us to be a part of it!

Louisa Dettmer Wedding Photography

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Dress and Veil: Pronovias

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Rings: De Beers

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Rings: Chanel

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Venue: Leeds Castle

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Flowers: Leeds Castle Florists